Israeli forces kill 17-year-old Palestinian boy

The Israeli army has killed 17-year-old Palestinian boy Odai Trad Salah during a raid near the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

The Palestinian health ministry said he was shot in the head on Thursday morning in the village of Kufr Dan on the western outskirts of Jenin.

At least three other Palestinians were injured, including one who is in critical condition following the Israeli army raided Kufr Dan at dawn.

Salah’s father, Trad, told local media that his son “was like any other child at the start of his life” and said that Israeli forces had “killed him for no reason”.

“The whole Palestinian people is like Odai. Killings have become daily, they happen in a monstrous way,” said Trad. “We no longer have any dreams in this country.”

According to the official Palestinian Wafa news agency, Israeli forces raided the homes of two Palestinians from Kufr Dan who were killed on Wednesday.

The two men, Ahmad Abed, aged 23, and Abdul Rahman Abed, 22, had killed an Israeli soldier in an exchange of fire at the Jalama military checkpoint north of Jenin.

Israel regularly demolishes the homes of Palestinians who have carried out attacks against Israeli soldiers or civilians, in a policy human rights groups have called “collective punishment”, which is deemed illegal under international law.